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Federal Government Expected To Attack State Pot Laws

December 10, 2012 by  

Federal Government Expected To Attack State Pot Laws
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The Administration of Barack Obama is likely prepared to unleash the Department of Justice on States that opted last month to legalize recreational marijuana use despite national public opinion that leans to the side of the pot-friendly initiatives.

Senior White House and Justice Department officials are considering plans to sue Colorado and Washington to undermine the will of voters in the States where recreational marijuana was legalized by popular vote.

Some Federal law enforcement officials are pushing for Obama to come down hard on the States, arguing that allowing State legality of a Federally illegal drug will lead to other challenges against Federal authority.

The DOJ is reportedly preparing to sue on the grounds that because marijuana is already illegal under Federal law, State officials cannot legally make laws to regulate the drug. If the DOJ prevails, it would strike down the initiatives on the theory that voters wouldn’t have supported marijuana legalization without the promise of heavy government regulation.

There is also the possibility that the Federal government will begin to arrest and prosecute low-threat recreational marijuana users that it would not have otherwise pursued.

Despite the Federal government’s urge to exert its power and let voters and State governments know that its will is final, polling results show that a majority of Americans wish the Feds would butt out. According to a new poll from YouGov, 51 percent of respondents said that the Federal government should allow the States to make their own laws regarding the drug, while only 31 percent said that Federal law should be upheld.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • WISEMAN

    SORRY OJAMIT ITS OUR FREEDOM TO DO AS WE THE PEOPLE WHOM YOU ARE ACCCOUNTABLE TO NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND IF YOU DONT LIKE IT GET THE F OUT :)

    • Vicki

      Since Obama is supposed to be on the side of liberals and liberals are supposed to be pro freedom to do drugs it will be interesting how they will respond if Obama does go after those 2 states.

      Also I am hopeing that Colorado and Washington State will have more balls then California and tell the Feds to get lost and actually mean it.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Vicki,”

        “ON-THE-STREET”- SALES WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE. THOSE DEALERS WILL CONVINCE EVERYONE THE “LEGAL” DOPE IS NOT POTENT.

      • Karolyn

        All liberals I know are pro legalization or de-criminalization.

      • Robert Smith

        There you go again Karolyn. You are confusing them with the facts.

        BTW, if the “liberals” are pro choice in drugs and the “conservatives” are pro choice in drugs why is pot still illegal?

        CORPORATIONS are running the jails, that’s why. They are making money by literally destroying lives.

        Rob

      • eddie47d

        The PIC or Prison Industrial Complex love the Drug Wars and Federal Agents (and local too) love their power to bust pot users. Its fairly easy and a quick bust which stokes their egos even further. In Colorado State officials are told to stand down and leave pot users alone and some districts are starting to over turn old convictions. The Governor is well aware that the Feds could come in and do as they please and is fighting for exceptions to federal laws.

      • Vigilant

        Since when did national public opinion sway the intentions and actions of recent administrations? A majority of Americans supports securing the borders against illegal immigration. A majority rejects Obamacare. A majority denies the right of government to institute draconian gun control laws.

        Unless you are a narrow minded one-issue voter, the marijuana issue pales into insignificance when compared to the importance of other national security issues.

      • Vicki

        Robert Smith has a very good question and point. But points to the wrong target. Yes it is about the money. But it is the VERY rich drug dealers who want to keep marijuana illegal rather than the prison complex. Certainly some in that industry want their money but that is not where the big bucks would come from.

        Of course no liberal has actually answered my original question but we really need to wait and see what the current administration actually does about Washington State and Colorado joining many other states in telling the Federal Government to back off.

        Will they (the States) REALLY mean it? Will they fold like California?

        TIME will tell :)

      • eddie47d

        Vickie: Obama can give his opinion on the subject but the Atty General has the power to say nay or yay. Obama sheepishly supports marijuana rights yet Holder probably will side with any Federal Agency like he did with Medical Marijuana . The left will not tolerate any interference but will have little power themselves if other states don’t join in on Marijuana freedoms. Liberals aren’t the problem with Marijuana for that generally comes from the Right. Don’t worry about “Liberals” not answering you questions. I ask at least 50 a week and most either never get answered or its on another subject other than what I asked. Yes you can and do answer but most don’t.

      • eddie47d

        Vigilant: All your comments or questions were questionable. Few have brought up gun laws or legislation except from the right. Obama has tackled the border problem but doesn’t receive much help from the Republicans and Republicans attacked the Affordable Health Care Plan because they hated Obama. Spin from the right is deafening and that has been rejected by most Americans.

      • Vigilant

        Eddie, what in the blue blazes are you talking about? You missed my point COMPLETELY.

        The subject was not who did what to who. The subject was that the government (Dem or Repub) doesn’t give a damn about public opinion. And nothing else.

        Please, don’t read into my comments something that is not there.

      • phideaux

        “Please, don’t read into my comments something that is not there.”

        But Vigilant if eddie did that he would have nothing to say.

      • eddie47d

        I commented on exactly what he said and it wasn’t in Swahili?

      • Vicki

        eddie47d says:
        “Vickie: Obama can give his opinion on the subject but the Atty General has the power to say nay or yay. Obama sheepishly supports marijuana rights yet Holder probably will side with any Federal Agency like he did with Medical Marijuana .”

        So you are saying that obama is incompetent?

  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    FIRST, I WILL SAY, I SMOKED MARIJUANA – PRIMARILY, IN COLLEGE.

    I HOPE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DOES SUE COLORADO AND WASHINGTON – NOT, BECAUSE I CARE ABOUT STATES USURPING FEDERAL AUTHORITY; BUT, BECAUSE I THINK THE PRICE OF TOBACCO WILL RISE. I PURCHASE MY CIGARS ONLINE BECAUSE THE PRICES ARE CHEAPER THAN CIGAR-EMPORIUM PRICES. YET, IN LESS THAN A YEAR’S TIME, I AM PAYING TEN PERCENT MORE. THERE WILL PROBABLY BE AN ADDITIONAL PRICE-INCREASE, UNLESS STATE-LEGALIZED MARIJUANA IS STOPPED.

    PEOPLE WHO WANT A “JOINT” WILL STILL BE ABLE TO GET ONE. DEALERS ARE EVERYWHERE.

    • Karolyn

      So government curtailment of our freedom is OK if it saves you money?

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Karolyn,”

        AS ALWAYS, NICE TO HEAR FROM YOU, MA’AM.

        “Karolyn,” THERE ARE SEVERAL LAWS IN THIS NATION WHICH FAVOR THE MAJORITY AND “RUN-OVER” THE RIGHTS OF THE MINORITY. THERE ARE MORE TOBACCO SMOKERS IN THIS NATION, THAN, MARIJUANA USERS. SOME OF THESE TOBACCO SMOKERS ARE CONSERVATIVES WHO DO NOT WANT HIGHER TAXES.

        I GUARANTEE, LEGAL MARIJUANA WILL INCREASE THE PRICE OF TOBACCO.

    • Cliffystones

      It’s the same with my pipe tobacco. Prices have gone through the roof.

      • Robert Smith

        So, you think the price of suicide should be cheaper?

        Why should we as a society or insurance provider pay for your bad habbit?

        Rob

      • Vigilant

        RS says, “Why should we as a society or insurance provider pay for your bad habbit [sic]?”

        Ask your beloved AIDS sufferers. Ask the obese. Ask the alcoholics and hard drug users. Ask the ¼ of all teenagers who text while driving. And ask those who can afford insurance but don’t purchase it.

        I am a smoker and I pay a multiple of the life insurance premium paid by a nonsmoker. So don’t give me that rabid anti-smoking crap. What are your bad habits, RS?

      • Vigilant

        And while I’m at it, tell me what happened to the billions that went to the states as a result of the tobacco industry court settlement. It was supposed to be used for anti-smoking and health care initiatives. 99% of it ended up in the general funds of those states and was never used for its intended purpose. It simply enriched the ambulance chasers who tried the suit.

        And what about the billions that state and federal governments get every year from the confiscatory taxes they put on cigarettes? If you think it’s used to mitigate tobacco-related health problems, then I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

      • Steve E

        Screw the Evil Federal Government. Smoke em if you go em.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Robert Smith,”

        I GUARANTEE – IF I PLACED YOU UNDER TWENTY-FOUR-HOUR SURVEILLANCE, I WOULD FIND SEVERAL OF YOUR BAD HABITS – SOME, ARE EVEN SUICIDAL.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Vigilant” [9:57 AM] – YOU ARE ON POINT! THE STATES “RAN-OFF” WITH THAT MONEY.

    • kenwa d’arc

      how would legalization of cannabis increase tobacco prices? i believe your opinion is flawed. did you know that cannabis produces 10,000 different product industries, each with multiple companies in different regions. making fuel from oil from hemp seeds will be sold at a fair price instead of crude oil which is seeing increased prices do to its coming depletion below consumption levels. with transportation of freight cheaper, all prices will adjust and fall, including your cigars.

      • Vigilant

        You’re correct insofar as the prices of tobacco and marijuana being unrelated, but I respectfully disagree with the contention that hemp seed biofuel would have any real impact on transportation costs. In fact, it may increase them.

        As with the use of corn for ethanol production, the cost to extract, process and transport is higher than the price of the end product. Without taxpayer subsidies, the industry would have gone belly up years ago.

        Another example is biodiesel production from rapeseed in Germany. The cost to produce petrodiesel is less than half what it costs to extract rapeseed methyl ester.

        Most likely, oil and natural gas have at least a century more of usefulness in powering our economic engine. Prudent use of America’s reserves, combined with a resistance to redistribute surpluses by a future one-world government, will guarantee our economic survival from a commodity perspective.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “kenwa d’arc,”

        LEGAL MARIJUANA WILL CAUSE THE PRICE OF TOBACCO TO INCREASE BECAUSE THERE WILL BE AN IMBALANCE IN VOLUME – TOBACCO SMOKERS “OUTNUMBER” MARIJUANA USERS.

        A SIMILAR SITUATION IS BEER. I LIKE, CREAM-STOUT BEER; SO, I PURCHASE Guiness , FROM Kroger. FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS, A Six Pack of Guiness HAS REMAINED AT, $9.99; BUT, WHEN YOU LOOK AT CHEAP BEER – LIKE, Pabst Blue Ribbon ["PBR"] – THE PRICE HAS INCREASED MORE THAN FIFTY PERCENT DURING THAT SAME PERIOD. [Three years ago, "PBR" was about $3.29 at Kroger; now, it is $5.99].

        SO, “kenwa d’arc,” WHEN A GROUP HAS A “REFINED TASTE,” THE GROUP THAT DOES NOT HAS TO ECONOMICALLY SUFFER.

      • Vigilant

        “LEGAL MARIJUANA WILL CAUSE THE PRICE OF TOBACCO TO INCREASE BECAUSE THERE WILL BE AN IMBALANCE IN VOLUME – TOBACCO SMOKERS “OUTNUMBER” MARIJUANA USERS.”

        Sorry, CAH, your analysis is entirely incorrect.

        The tobacco and marijuana industries are not in competition with each other. Two different markets altogether.

        It’s like saying that the beer and soft drink industries are in competition. Apples and oranges.

        Even if we were to accept the faulty proposition, increased availability of marijuana would exert downward, not upward, pressures on tobacco prices to keep them competitive.

        So you are wrong on both counts.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Vigilant,”

        YOU MISUNDERSTOOD MY POINT.

        EXPENSIVE ITEMS REMAIN ON STORE SHELVES FOR A LONGER PERIOD THAN CHEAP ITEMS BECAUSE A SMALLER GROUP OF PEOPLE ARE BUYING THEM.

        I CAN GO IN Kroger [OR, ANY STORE] AND SEE EXPENSIVE BEER [IN PLENTY STOCK] STILL ON SHELVES. BUT, THE SHELF SPACE FOR CHEAP BEER IS EMPTY BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE CONSTANTLY BUYING THOSE BRANDS. STORES DO NOT WANT TO “TURN-OFF” THE “HIGH-END” CUSTOMERS BY RAISING THE PRICE OF EXPENSIVE ITEMS. [Whenever you see an expensive item "on sale," it is OLD!]. SO, STORES “MAKE-UP THE SLACK,” BY RAISING THE PRICES OF CHEAP ITEMS.

        WHY DO YOU THINK LAMB COSTS MORE THAN BEEF, OR, PORK? WHY DO YOU THINK CRUSTECEA COST MORE THAN FISH? AT Kroger, WHEN YOU LOOK IN THEIR “BARGAIN MEAT-BIN” – USUALLY, YOU WILL ONLY SEE EXPENSIVE MEATS WHICH HAVE BEEN REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE.

        SO, “Vigilant,” I STAND BY MY COMMENTS.

    • kenwa d’arc

      you are welcome to do ganja again.

      • walter agard

        I would say, why dont they make it into a pill and prescriibe it. There are many crazy people out there, when they use that drug they are ready to injure someone. I know some countries like South America uses it to concentrate they said, they even use it to prepair their food, but they are not behave crazy like here in America

      • Vicki

        walter agard says:
        “There are many crazy people out there, when they use that drug they are ready to injure someone.”

        Are you aware of the debate concept “Proof by bald assertion”?

        And of course there are crazy people out there. They are ready to injure someone sober as well as drunk. Still alcohol is a a legal drug. Why do you not campaign against it? (or maybe you do but we have not seen it here).

        Assertion: Marijuana consumption is safer than alcohol consumption
        Evidence: http://www.coloradoconnection.com/news/story.aspx?id=610990#.UMYpYYb4IgI
        That link is particularly useful because it contains links covering reports claiming that Marijuana is safer, Alcohol is safer and additional reasons for their opinion.

        Note that in all cases the excuse for criminalization of the use of your own personal property is “safety”. This is the REAL issue. We were warned over 200 years ago to not trade liberty for a little safety. The war on (some) drugs has proven over and over again the wisdom of that warning.

      • Karolyn

        walter – Alcohol is WAAAAY more dangerous then pot. Please educate yourself.

      • Vicki

        Alcohol in common form is also explosively flammable. Marijuana is not. That alone makes Alcohol way more dangerous.

      • http://tlgeer.wordpress.com tlgeer

        walter agard,

        Pill form does not work as effectively as smoking. The pill form has some strange side effects and does not deal with pain or insomnia very well. Smoking pot does.

  • Buster the Anatolian

    While I am opposed to unrestricted marijuana use the feds should stay the he!! out of the states business.

    “Some Federal law enforcement officials are pushing for Obama to come down hard on the States, arguing that allowing State legality of a Federally illegal drug will lead to other challenges against Federal authority.”

    I think that pretty much says it all. The feds are waking up to the possibility that the states will realize the limits that the constitution places on the government and the rights that the states and people have.

    • Robert Smith

      “While I am opposed to unrestricted marijuana use the feds should stay the he!! out of the states business. ”

      That’s what pot was until about 100 years ago. Can you cite ANY organized crime around it before it was declared illegal? Can you cite ANY problems related to pot throughout history?

      Responsible adults will keep it from kids, just like alcohol. oops, except in church where there is that drinking of the blood thing.

      Rob

      • Vigilant

        You just CAN’T restrain your anti-Christian screed, can you?

      • Buster the Anatolian

        RS quit being an ass. I made no argument for or against pot I only stated my belief about it. The rest of my post is what it is about that being the states should be the ones regulating pot and the feds being against the states realizing the limitations the constitution places on the feds.

      • Vigilant

        Telling RS to quit being an ass is like telling Obama to become a Conservative Constitutionalist.

      • walter agard

        What I know is this Marjuana I s not for curing any sick, ti is only to calm your nerve and makes you concentrate. A nerve doctor should prescribe this drug.

      • vicki

        Robert Smith writes:
        “Responsible adults will keep it from kids, just like alcohol. oops, except in church where there is that drinking of the blood thing.”

        So for our amusement please name (with cite) ONE case of a child drinking to excess in a church ritual involving the symbolism of taking a sip of wine as “the blood thing.”

        Just one. We’ll wait. Won’t hold my breath though.

      • Karolyn

        walter – Do some searches. Evidence that pot is good for many things, including fighting cancer, is mounting.
        http://www.postchronicle.com/news/health/article_212413148.shtml

      • Vigilant

        Karolyn, when they tell me it prevents lung cancer, I’ll be more than willing to believe all the other claims made for it.

      • Mario

        For God’s sake, people! Do you really think the crack down O’Bananna and his cronyes will do on recreational marihuanna has something to do with how healthy or dangerous its effects are? Wake up, damn it! It’s about MONEY and POWER! Or more exactely, THE POWER TO REDISTIBUTE MONEY!!!…
        Like TSA, a complete useles government agency, harrasing completely lawfull US citizens, and forcing them into submission ” for the greater good” – you should think, in “the land of the free” it should already be extinct – but, NO!, they actually try to expand their power over highways, waterways, railways and all the ways of transportation.( how long will be till walking will be considered “a way of transportation”?) Now, I hope all of you understand this control, and bossing is not done by volontiers, in comunity service. It costs billions over billions, and that’s for something every citizen of this country despise. Who pays for all that?…I let you guess…
        Back to drugs, and more precisely “the war on” them. Can somebody count ALL the government agencyes, whose employees made on average 70,000$ per year + benefits + early retirement, who, allegedly are on the war?…War on drugs, of corse!…
        Which one of those “war on drugs” fighter would give up wilingly his position?…Why they would want the “war” to be over?…
        Wake up people! Our biggest enemy is not the monkey in the white house, is the birocracy which florished while you were rattling about Obama vs Romney, or Bush vs Kerry…
        Ah! and by the way, in Netherlands all drugs are legal…and at this point their biggest problem is diamond smuggling…

      • Mario

        And,yes it’s me again… from the real world…
        To all of you who think the battle is waging between Republicans and Democrats, or “We ,the people” and zombyies from capitol hill, I have a real wake-up call…THE REAL BATTLE AHEAD OF US IS NOT ABOUT US AGAINST WHO MAKES THE LAWS, IS US AGAINST WHO TRY TO ENFORCE THOSE LAWS!!!
        Now,just to make it clear to beverybody,I ,just myself ,declare it is unlawfull to pee against the wind! Well, at the beginning, any sane person will agree with me. So “my law” gets 100% support. Hurrah! I just made a new law, I’m a celebrity and a politician now, don’t I ?…Well, and what if on the next morning I found my porch, my car, and even my basement windows sprinkled with urine?…Geee, I JUST MADE A LAW, AND I CANNOT ENFORCE IT???!!!!….
        Wake up people! 90 % of the laws and regulations ejaculated from Washington DC are not enforceable, unless some thugs are willing to enforce them and the rest of us are willing to comply. Those thugs are one in 50 among us.Let’s go after them, and DC will be render useless. Hell, when finish the task locally, let’s go to Washington. With enough rope at hand, I’m sure we can find 535 street light poles around Capitol Hill…We’ll let the White House to the Veterans to get their own justice…

    • al

      Kind of sums it up doesn’t it. Big brother is getting worried

    • Sam Adams

      Buster, you said it all. The Constitution limited the federal govt authority to ten square miles.This is a great test for the country to turn the corner. BUT, the states attorney generals will respond to sues and leave a decision to the supreme court. AG from states should resond to sues with a plain statement that federal govt has no standing.

      • Vigilant

        Sam, (re)read the Constitution. The federal government was furnished with enumerated powers to act far beyond the District of Columbia.

        If it weren’t granted these powers, we could have continued with the Articles of Confederation.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Sam Adams,”

        IT IS FUNNY SEEING YOUR NAME. I JUST MENTIONED CREAM-STOUT BEER IN AN EARLIER COMMENT. Samuel Adams Cream Stout Beer IS MY FAVORITE – BUT, I CAN NO LONGER FIND IT IN MEMPHIS. I ALSO WENT ONLINE TO FIND IT; MAYBE, IT IS NO LONGER BREWED.

  • MontanaGrandmom

    Marijuana nneds to be removed from the drug schedule and classified the same as alcohol. Moderate, responsible use is no more dangerous or addictive than alcohol. There will still be the element that abuses it just as there is that segment of society that use alcohol to excess and become addicted (alcoholic). DUI’s would just be expanded to encompass alcohol and marijuana. Public drunkeness=public ‘marijuana stupor’. Drinking in public=smoking a joint in public. These are misdemeanor offenses and should fall under the ‘three strikes, you’re out’ laws.

    • Robert Smith

      Although one can be come habituated to pot it is NOT addictive.

      Rob

    • eddie47d

      Three strikes laws should be abolished considering a three time rapists gets “equal treatment” as someone who shoplifts 3 times. Not all crimes are equal in any sense of the word.

      • phideaux

        eddie as far as I can find out the ‘three strike” laws only apply to felons. shoplifting with a very few exceptions is not a felony.

      • eddie47d

        Okay Phildeaux I should have said robbery. Its kind of like those on the right that say illegals are criminal felons when illegal border crossing is no more than a misdemeanor.

      • phideaux

        They are partialy correct eddie.

        “…a misdemeanor for entering the U.S. illegally and a felony for re-entering after his previous former deportation.”

        While crossing the border the first time is a misdomeaner crossing it again after being deported is a felony.

      • eddie47d

        That wouldn’t involve very many then would it.

    • Vicki

      MontanaGrandmom says:
      “There will still be the element that abuses it just as there is that segment of society that use alcohol to excess and become addicted (alcoholic).”

      Do you have ANY evidence that marijuana is physically addictive?

  • jdn

    You can bet Barry and his buddies don’t get hassled by the feds .

    • Steve E

      I often wonder what room they use to get high in the White House.

  • Jamie

    control freaks running a free thinking society will never work,
    Marj is a plant as natural as you and Me ,sun and every rock on this planet .
    Fn control freaks are trained to be control freaks. thank goodness stress Kills

    • Ted Crawford

      “Marj is a plant as natural…” So is Hemlock, smoked any lately DUH

      • Steve E

        Is that you excuse to be a control freak?

      • Vicki

        Ted. We don’t need Mommy Government to tell us not to eat poisons. Interestingly there is no LD50 for hemlock nor marihuana but there IS for alcohol.

        So much for trusting government to keep us out of poisons.

    • http://tlgeer.wordpress.com tlgeer

      So is digitalis, have ingested any? It is natural, completely. But it can be fatal if more than just a very tiny amount is ingested.

  • Ted Crawford

    That would be very counter productive of Obama! An Administration such as his benifits by having an electorate smoked up! He’ll just need to be sure his Civilian Defense Forces, AKA; Moveon, OrganizeAmerica, Bertha Lewis and the Black Institute, and various other ‘Accorn’ offshots, get out there at election time and hose them down a little and take them to vote!

  • Coalminer

    http://www.cannabisnews.com/

    Marijuana, cannabis, and hemp all describe the same plant cannabis sativa. Our mission is to … Obama’s Other Option: Legalize It for Everyone? Posted by on

  • alpha-lemming

    Taking this out to its logical conclusion…. if States have NO autonomy and we’re just 1 giant community existing under the thumb of the Fed, doesn’t that make the Legislative branch (especially the Senate) unneccessary and redundant?? Also, the need for ALL State and local Governments immediately becomes a non sequitur. The only Governing body needed would likely be regional “Pit-Bosses” appointed (not elected) from on high.

    Sorry….. didn’t mean to kick all the Communist libidos into overdrive, but looks like the final solution is still on track.

  • liberticus

    Let us not forget asset forfeture laws, a very big carrot for local police forces. The fed gives the states a percentage of the stolen property and that lines the pockets of the admin, unions ect.

  • FWO21

    The “War on Drugs” will never end because there is too much money to be had in it. It’s always about money. That’s why the federal government doesn’t want the states to have their own rules.

  • sam1966

    Users are losers and losers are users. So don’t do drugs, don’t do drugs. Keep it illegal, for I have seen how it has cost people their careers, health, money, homes, and marriages. It just isn’t worth it. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!

    You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.

    “A patriot must be a religious man.”

    Thomas Jefferson

  • derrell

    The pictures I have seen of the want to be king obama he was realy strung out so why would he want to unleash the DOJ on states that chose the same drug he used but not the cocaine ? we don’t want the bad stuff he used ?

  • Fastfood

    This ban on pot is nothing more than “prohibition 2″. Prohibition on alcohol didn’t work out so the FBI (Foolish Baby Idiots) needed something else to whine about. Pot should be as available as alcohol. And with pot legal, so would be Hemp and the two would surely bring our economy, Federal and state budgets as well as our foreign debt out of the doldrums. In the US Industrial Hemp is illegal, yet we import it from Canada to make auto part, foods, clothing, Bio-diesel, cosmetics, building materials and more and they are healthier for both us and the environment than are the conventional products.

    Hemp even contains less that 1% of Delta 9 THC and it’s pollen, when attached to Marijuana buds, diminishes the THC content of Marijuana. This pollen would probably make it to neighboring countries that farm pot for black market export to the US. For this reason alone the Federal government and Johnny Law should want Hemp farmed here in the US. In addition, contrary to governments popular myth that Marijuana plants could be hidden among Industrial Hemp crop is totally bogus, the two appear VERY DIFFERENT.

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